The Biggest Lipstick Color of 2020 Is One You've Been Wearing for Years
If there's one makeup look that's universal, it's a red lip. The classic, stalwart lip color defies time, trends, and there's a shade out there for each and every skin tone. Unlike nude or fuchsia, red lipstick has the uncanny ability to take any look done for any occasion to the next level — whether it's an interview for your dream job, meeting your significant other's family for the first time, or you're an A-list actress walking the red carpet.
While this lipstick has always been a staple red carpet beauty look, the shade has definitely taken over the 2020 awards season. At the Golden Globes and Critics' Choice Awards, tons of stars made the classic lip color seem fresh, from Zoë Kravitz's matte cherry lipstick to Priyanka Chopra's ombré oxblood tone.
If you're looking to wearing the shade for the new decade, whether you're entirely new to red lipstick or you're looking to switch things up with a different shade, you've come to the right place. We've found and rounded up the exact lip colors you've seen on your favorite celebs this award season for you to test out at home.
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The Big Little Lies star's bronzy makeup was the perfect backdrop for her cherry lip. Makeup artist Nina Park layered Yves Saint Laurent Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Stain in Black Red Code and Red Tribe to get the shade just right.
Makeup artist Nick Barose brought out Gugu Mbatha-Raw's beautiful golden complexion with an orangey-red lip. "The bold, matte orange Armani lip is a fun alternative to the classic red," he said of the actress' Golden Globes beauty look. "Orange makes the look feel more quirky and it also compliments Gugu’s golden complexion." The exact shade he used on Mbautha-Raw? Armani Beauty Rouge D'Armani Matte Lipstick in 401.
For an easy, lived-in red lip, makeup artist Mary Wiles took Dior's Rouge Dior Ultra Care Liquid Lipstick in 999 Bloom and blotted it onto the actress' lips.
Priyanka Chopra's deep, oxblood red lip is actually a combo of Pat McGrath Labs lip products. Mrs. Jonas' makeup artist Mary Phillips traced her lips with Permagel Ultra Lip Pencil in Major Red for shape and definition, then used MatteTrance Lipsticks in Vendetta, Obsessed, and Elson 2 to create depth and an ombré effect.
Makeup artist Carola Gonzalez anchored the star's edgy red carpet outfit with a classic crimson lip color.
Dame Helen Mirren had a matchy-matchy moment on the 2020 Golden Globes red carpet. Makeup artist Jo Strettell coordinated her lip color to her cranberry Dior gown using L’Oréal Paris' Luminous Hydrating Lipstick + Nourishing Serum in Perfect Burgundy.
Matte or satin aren't the only options when it comes to red lipstick. At the 2020 Critics' Choice Awards, Lupita Nyong'o wore a a shiny metallic version of the classic lip color. Her makeup artist Nick Barose chose Lancôme's L’Absolu Rouge Ruby Cream Lipstick in Rubiez as the base color, which brought out the copper tones of her eye makeup.